Experience Singapore at Broadgate

Discover a multi-sensory, immersive garden journey through Singapore’s history in Finsbury Avenue Square, 13-15 June.

In commemoration of Sir Stamford Raffles' landing in Singapore in 1819, a key turning point in the country's history, the event is designed to reflect that through the eyes of travellers from past, present and future. You'll discover the sights, sounds and tastes of historic and contemporary Singapore, as well as experiencing the sense of discovery that early visitors to the island felt when they first set foot on the island. 

The three-day event will feature an internationally renowned cast of Singaporean artists, chefs and mixologists, to demonstrate the country's arts, music, dining and cocktail scenes, all set in a unique garden, filled with experiences that integrate nature with the modern world. 

Singaporean food from Michelin starred chef, Malcolm Lee, and cocktails from a creative collaboration between Native (No.13 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 and recently voted No. 4 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019) and Lyaness, one of London’s finest drinking establishments will be available to try from just £6 each, so arrive early to avoid disappointment! And, of course, there will be the opportunity to try the classic 'Singapore Sling' from Raffles Hotel Singapore, which reopens its doors in August this year. There will also be musical entertainment from producer and DJ, Kiat (Syndicate.SG), one of South-East Asia's music pioneers in drum and bass sounds featured on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1XTRA.

What can you expect to see?

  • Experience a tropical imaginarium created by leading Singaporean botanical designers, Humid House.
  • A unique haptic plant soundscape created by leading British and Singaporean artists Mileece and .gif. Traverse time and connect with history as told by nature.
  • Enjoy music from producer and DJ, Kiat (Syndicate.SG), one of South-East Asia's pioneers in drum and bass sounds, Syndicate has featured on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1XTRA.
  • Throughout the installation, NY-based Singaporean photographer, Lenne Chai, presents an exploration of the faces and stories that have been part of Singapore’s transformation over the past 200 years. A colourful town glowing with life, Singapore has always been a mix of different races, cultures, stories, materials and people which has resulted in the intriguing and inventive DNA of its inhabitants.
  • Visitors will also get the chance to experience the Kaleidoscope - an artwork installation by Singaporebased artists Esther Goh, in collaboration with OuterEdit.
  • Explore the city in a garden with Singapore’s City of Possibilities – an interactive experience which will allow visitors to virtually visit eight landmarks via an avatar to have a 360° video tour to find out more about their particular passion.
  • A chance to explore the cuisine of Chef Malcolm Lee, chef-owner of Candlenut, the world’s first and only Michelin starred Peranakan establishment. Lee will be serving his world renowned ‘Buah Keluak ice cream’, which combines savoury black nuts & chocolate. Explorers will also get to try his ‘crab curry with blue pea flower rice’ and his ‘Ye Ye Chicken Curry’ that was featured on ITV Saturday Morning with James Martin earlier this year.
  • Old Chang Kee will present their famous curry puffs, a local delight in Singapore. Legend has it that chefs who worked for the British back in Singapore in the 1800s had reinvented the Cornish pasty with Singapore’s native herbs and spices, giving rise to this heritage pastry.
  • Cocktails created as part of a cross-cultural collaboration between Vijay Mudaliar, owner of Native, number 13 on the World’s 50 Best Bars and Lyaness, brand new bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan and team. Their Native x Lyaness drinks will be crafted to bring out the best of Singapore spices and flavours.
  • There will also be the opportunity to try the legendary Singapore Sling presented by head bartender, Paul Hammond of Raffles Singapore, in advance of the reopening of the legendary icon in August of this Bicentennial year, after undergoing a careful and sensitive restoration.

Extend your experience in The Space | 3FA, with a schedule of talks from experts in their field: 

The Prime Explorer
By: Filmmaker Alex Bescoby and Original 1955 Expedition Member, Tim Slessor
Time: 12.30  - 1.15pm 
Ideal for: explorers
Be inspired by tales of epic exploration. Between 1955–56 an adventurous young man named Tim Slessor made history by driving 18,000 miles from London to Singapore in an Oxford Landrover. The evocative black and white programme telling this story is one of strength, determination and exploration. This iconic and challenging road journey will be re-created in 2019 from Singapore to London, with award-winning filmmaker Alex Bescoby, and the original expedition members – Tim Slessor, now aged 87, and the 1955 Oxford car. Join Alex and Tim as they share their inspirations, motivations and insights into the preparations leading up to the journey flag-off, commencing in Aug 2019, from Singapore.
Click here to register for your free ticket. 

Flower to the People
By: National Parks Board (Singapore), Kew Gardens and Singapore botanical designers Humid House
Time: 1.45 - 2.30pm
Ideal for: garden lovers
The orchids of Singapore were highly prized by early plant hunters and the city is now a botanical centre of excellence. Prize blooms on display in London will include orchids named after the royal family including Dendrobium Elizabeth and Dendrobium Duke Duchess of Cornwall. Enjoy the pleasure of hearing from some of the world’s leading experts on the art of making the perfect tropical imaginarium.
Click here to register for your free ticket. 

Eye Explorer
By:
photographer and visionary Lenne Chai
Time: 3 - 3.45p
Ideal for: artists, photographers and culture vultures
New York based Singaporean photographer Lenne Chai discusses her photographic obsession with challenging the norm and always finding a different creative route.
Click here to register for your free ticket. 

Mixing a Memory
By:
Award winning bartenders from Raffles Hotel Singapore and Native one of the World’s 50 Best Bars
Time: 4.15 - 5pm
Ideal for: socialisers
Hear some of the world’s best bar tenders discuss the magic of mixology and sourcing inspiration from nature.
Click here to register for your free ticket.

Offers:
14 June:
 Buah Keluak ice cream by Michelin starred Peranakan Chef Malcolm Lee will be given out free with every meal purchased and cocktails will be 2 for 1 from 5pm onwards. 
15 June: 
Buah Keluak ice cream given out free with every meal purchased and cocktails will be 2 for 1 all day. 

The installation will be open 13 and 14 June, 11am-8pm and 15 June, 12-6pm. 

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About Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore’s key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, they shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. They bring the Passion Made Possible brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions. For more information, visit www.stb.gov.sg / www.visitsingapore.com

When
13 - 15 June

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